Post # 92
WHEN PEOPLE WRITE IN ALL CAPS IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I’M BEING YELLED AT.
My hair/makeup girl wrote an email to me today in all caps about scheduling my trial appointment and it was all I could do to not go Grammar Nazi on her.
Many of my friends (and especially FI) like to say “it is what it is…” and I hate it–it’s a meaningless phrase that people say in concession to whatever’s going on around them. If that’s all you have to say, then please spare me and just say nothing.
Post # 93
Thanks! I still hate it but at least now I know where it came from
Post # 94
My #1 life pet peeve – when I tell someone “Thank you” and they reply “No Problem”.
How about “You are welcome” or “My pleasure” or “Of course”. It’s especially grating if I’m a customer saying “thank you” and the reply is “no problem”. My first thought is – well, of course is shouldn’t be a problem – it’s YOUR JOB!!!!
And – guilty as charged regarding some of the things people fine annoying (I’m a big.period.offender., overuse exclamation points, and use ‘preggo’ – yikes!) 😉
Post # 95
@ohheavenlyday: OMG, I almost forgot one of the worst: METHINKS.
I say this sometimes and I’m not gonna stop! I like it, dammit. I also do the Period. After. Each. Word. For. Emphasis. I think it’s better than WRITING IN ALL CAPS FOR EMPHASIS! Sometimes I want to be very firm, but don’t particularly feel the need to yell.
Post # 96
You just made my week with the “alot” cartoon.
Post # 97
yeah, “gift” as a verb really grinds my gears too, even though I recently discovered that dictionaries recognize it as a valid usage. I still cringe every time I see it, but I try to keep it to myself. 😉
Post # 98
Oh wow. I am guilty of so many of these.
– I absolutely LOVE (oh, apparently I like caps too!) lolcats & anything cat related. I defintely use NOMNOMNOM on a lot of occasions (but only when completely necessary!)
– I also over use LOL, but I annoy myself with that one. I’m constantly back spacing those two letters on a regular basis. It’s so frustrating. I always have to think, no, it wasn’t laugh out loud funny. STOP IT.
Preggo really gets me and generally poor spelling & punctuation (including all text talk).
Post # 99
Fiance says use the (!) too much! <— Shit, agreed.
Post # 100
I hate when people are just flat out rude on boards. I’m sure you can find nicer ways to say some of the things that are coming out of your fingertips ladies.
And Men if there are any manbee’s (;
Post # 101
The other night on Jimmy Fallon he was reading off that night’s twitter hashtag he started, and the tag was about new year’s resolutions so someone’s was:
“Strangle anyone I hear say “just sayin” and then say, “Just stranglin'” #itsthe011son”
Post # 102
One more, I really can’t stand when people start with
“I’m probably going to get ripped apart for this, but…”
I think to myself, you’re asking for it and must want it, bad.
Post # 103
“It is what it is.” I know some of y’all posted that already, but what is the deal with that expression??? (multiple ? marks to show my intense confusion). My mom has been using it regarding her divorce and financial messiness, a friend used it the other day to describe his crazy girlfriend, and coworkers use it! It’s making a creepy comeback and a weird, vague statement, and I hate it.
Post # 104
I think the “it is what it is” is often used as a way of saying “these are the cards you’ve been dealt. You can’t go back in time and change the situation, so you’re just gonna have to learn how to deal with it.” That’s how I’ve always used it, anyway.
In fact, I just used that phrase with one of my clients earlier today. 🙂
Post # 105
Ha, no, speaking as a 21-year-old, text speak is most certainly NOT okay. I don’t even send text messages in text speak.
Post # 106
I think I figured out who annoys you most with their ‘lol’ usage